Stephanie Granot


Stephanie Granot

Freelance Journalist
Features Writer
U.N. Correspondent


Defending The ‘Fourth Front’

A year and a half ago his appointment as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations made headlines around the world. This week Danny Danon sat down with The Jewish Press to talk about his experiences on the job. Danon: Coming from Israeli politics, I thought it would be more relaxed here in the UN but actually that’s not the case.
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The Picture of Happiness

What’s written on the chalkboards of “My Piece of Happiness” are as diverse as the people holding them, but each holds a clue as to what makes us all tick. Call it a sense of peace, fulfillment, satisfaction, or meaning, it’s a return to our earliest ideals, the things we valued in childhood and might have lost along the way.
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Brother of Fallen Israeli Soldier Makes His Case in DC and NY

“It burned for almost 24 hours,” explains Aviram Shaul. He’s referring to the armored personnel carrier that carried nine IDF Golani Brigade soldiers into the heart of the Gaza’s Shujaiyeh neighborhood on July 20, 2014, during the first days of Operation Protective Edge. Among them was his younger brother Oron.
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MK Ayman Odeh Slammed by Danny Danon over Request to UN via Palestinian Authority

In a letter to Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstien, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon accused Knesset Member Ayman Odeh of “crossing a red line”. The allegation followed a letter by Odeh, Chairman of the Joint List faction, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for an investigation into land disputes in the Negev.
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When Terrorism becomes Heroism

The Israeli ambassador’s startling departure from the scheduled script came several minutes into his speech where, after accusing Palestinian leadership of rewarding terrorist families with monthly salaries and holding up notorious killers as role models, he introduced a young red headed girl sitting quietly behind him.
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Comprehensive Anti-BDS Campaign Launched at UN

Over 1500 Anti-BDS activists bridged political, geographic, religious and generational divides to pack the UN General Assembly Hall for an anti-BDS summit hosted on Tuesday by Israel’s Mission to the UN. The event kicked off a larger initiative aimed at consolidating efforts to contend with the Boycott Divestment and Sanct
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Ambassador Roet Torpedoes OIC Scheme to Legitimize Terrorism in UN Counter-Terrorism Document

(UNHQ, New York, July 1, 2016) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), attempted to introduce language condoning terrorism under certain conditions into a draft of a UN Counter-Terrorism Resolution. The official document is expected to be finalized on Tuesday when the General Assembly concludes a bi-annual Review of its UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
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Everyone Deserves a Piece of Happiness

What’s a 21st century Pursuer of Happiness to do? We’re perpetually navigating a blitz of offers to supply whatever we’re lacking that would make us happy. And not just stuff – we’re blitzed by offers to look thinner, feel healthier, grow more hair, have more satisfying relationships. If that weren’t confusing (not to mention disheartening) enough, the blitz appears blissfully undeterred by the general lack of consensus over the definition of happiness. But not to worry, because all those things can also cure unhappiness (broadly defined as the opposite of happiness). So What exactly are we looking for, and where are we supposed to find it? Two intrepid Tel Aviv photographers are delving into that very mystery in a ground-breaking project, appropriately titled “My Piece of Happiness.”
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In Jerusalem, a Show of Unity at a Time of Crisis

400 Ambassadors and Military Attaches, nearly Israel's entire diplomatic community, gathered at the Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria for the Fourth Annual Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference. The impeccably dressed men and women didn’t look like they belonged in Israel. They strolled in promptly at 8am and quietly sipped tea or coffee while chatting politely in languages like Danish and Nepalese But in fact, not only do they belong here, they are some of Israel’s most distinguished residents, albeit temporarily.
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Danon to Kick Off Anti-BDS Initiative at UN with 1500 College Students

In an interview Monday with The Jewish Press, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon outlined a plan of action aimed at leveling the playing field against the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement. In less than two weeks, Jews around the world will start getting some much needed back-up in the battle against BDS, as Danny Danon, Israel’s envoy to the UN, rolls out a plan of action designed to unite, organize, and train those on the front lines.
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Its all about Accessibility

In light of their country's general lack of popularity around United Nations Headquarters, the loud applause following two events hosted earlier this week by Israel'si delegation to the UN Commission for Rights of People with Disabilities was all the more testament to their progress in the field.
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Boldly Going Where No Israeli Has Gone Before

Israel’s SpaceIL enters Google Lunar XPrize Competition and attempts to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, a senior MFA official tells UN. “No one has territorial claims in space. It belongs to us all,” Benjamin Krasna, Bureau Head for Asian and Economic Affairs at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the U.N.
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Stephanie Granot

Stephanie is a Freelance Journalist and UN Correspondent with a focus on events in the Middle East, and a Magazine Features Writer on a variety of topics.
She's a regular contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Press. Stephanie is mom to Daniel, Adam, Dean and Anna and divides her time between New York and Tel Aviv.